Over the past ten years, I have spoken on podcasts and at numerous venues, including universities, literary events, and conferences.

If you’d like to bring me to your campus or community — or host a virtual event, discussion, or reading — get in touch! Some presentation highlights are below: 

Upcoming
Tanya in white button-down shirt in front of a microphone holding a piece of paper, reading a poem on a black stage, portraits of Dalai Lama, Gandhi, and MLK behind her
Photo by Sunu Chandy

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2019
  • 8/17: I curated a night of Soviet Diaspora poetry here in DC, and it was amaaazing. Info @ Rhizome.
  • 4/15: I taught two classes on the personal essay at Crossroads School for the Arts & Sciences, the high school I attended! Thank you 30-year teaching veteran Nika Cavat for having me.
  • 4/16: I was on an alumni panel for the 10-year anniversary of the U.C. Santa Barbara Feminist Studies Department.
  • 4/27: At the University of Pennsylvania, I read at “Poetry of the Soviet Diaspora.”
2018
  • 6/17: I was the featured poet, alongside Deborah Miranda, for Split This Rock’s Sunday Kind of Love. Amazing night, lovely review here.
  • 5/5: I was a featured performer at Dictionary of Marx: A Multimedia Birthday Anniversary, where I shared an original piece about the 80th anniversary of my great-grandmother’s murder.
  • 4/20: I joined Lynn Melnick, Chet’la Sebree, Marina Blitshteyn, and Cathy Linh Che for a panel at Split This Rock entitled “Poetics in the Wake of Sexual, Gendered, and Inherited Violence.”
2017
  • 10/19: I was a panelist at a conference hosted by the The University of Arizona Poetry Center. More information on the panel, entitled “Post Traumatic Lit Disorder: Writing as Performance Against Silence,” is here.
  • 9/19: Read at The Inner Loop reading series in DC, as one of the featured readers and participants in the Woodlawn/Arcadia Residency program.
  • 4/15: Read with the poet Sarah Lawson at PorchFest.
2016
  • 5/18: Read my poetry at Ignition, a one-night gathering of queer poets prior to Capturing Fire, a festival featuring poets and artists from North America and The UK. Details here!
  • 4/16: I was on a panel about “Translation Ethics in the Digital World” at the Split This Rock Poetry Festival. Details here.
  • 3/19: With my Bellwether Education Partners colleague Kaitlin Pennington, I co-led a training for aspiring education writers. Details here.
2015
  • 3/6: I joined other alumni of the Columbia University graduate writing program to talk about “Life After the MFA.”
  • 3/5: I read at KGB Bar in New York City as part of the Columbia Selects series. More here.
2014
  • 10/11: I was a featured reader at my favorite series, the Brooklyn Ladies Text-Based Salon (BLT Salon). More details here.
  • 9/22: I was a guest on The Agenda, a Sirius XM radio news show. More information here.
  • 8/19: I read at The Inner Loop, a reading series in Washington, D.C. More details here.
  • 5/4: Featured reader at IGNITION. I was described as a “multi-genre wonder translator professor poet,” so that was fun. It was a great event — more info on Facebook here.
2013
  • 12/15: Reader at PERFORMETRY (organized by”Writers on the Green Line”). Followed by an open mic! Bloombars in Washington, DC.
  • 10/17: Participant in “Bilingual Readings” at the American Literary Translators Association annual conference (Bloomington, IN). More information here.
  • 2/23: Reading at Brooklyn Ladies Text-Based Salon (BLT). More information on the BLT here!
2012
  • 08/02: Reading for the launch of The Literary Review‘s newest issue. I read alongside poets Cindy Cruz and Geoffrey Nutter and fiction writer Martha Witt. Unnameable Books in Brooklyn, NY. The Outlet reviewed this reading here.
  • 2/11: Read at women’s text-based salon, monthly event hosted by poet-translator Montana Ray. Brooklyn, NY.
2011
  • 6/23: Read at the “Summer Fun With Genre” series at Blue Angel Wines in Brooklyn, NY.
  • 3/18: Featured competitor (representing LitDrift.com) at Piethos III, a literary competition hosted by Slice Magazine. Brooklyn, NY.
  • 2/28: Read  at LTAC literary translation reading series. New York, NY.
2010
  • 9/14: Featured reader at Sideshow Queer Literary Carnival. New York, NY. Other readers included Melissa Febos (Whip Smart) and Rachel Simon (Theory of Orange). Photos here. (Cheryl B., the co-MC of Sideshow, passed away. She was a delightful writer and an amazing member of the queer literary community. More about her here.)
2009

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